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Russia’s onslaught on protest

Headline Title:  Russia’s onslaught on protest 03 June 2014 The right to protest is in danger of being lost in Russia as the clamp down on government critics and dissenting voices has intensified in recent months, Amnesty International said in a new report published today. A right, not a crime: Violations of the right to freedom of assembly in Russia analyses legislative and policy changes introduced since President Vladimir Putin’s inauguration for a third term two years ago. It comes as the Russian parliament is adopting legislation that will criminalize organisations that repeatedly…

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